Rain, rain, go away… come again another day. If you found yourself thinking of this old saying yesterday in the Twin Cities (I’m guessing you weren’t, but maybe?), it worked. Rain left, and now it’s coming back another day… Today!
We’ll see rain hold off until a little later in the day this time, but by afternoon it’ll be in Minneapolis/St. Paul. More after a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Back to the rain. Unfortunately it has the look of more commute-time thunderstorms, with heavy rain potential as well. Here’s a look at the future radar around 2-3pm this afternoon as showers/storms get started to our south:
Note that they’re headed toward the Twin Cities. Just a little bit later those storms will be directly overhead:
If we’re lucky Minneapolis/St. Paul will be on the “more dry” portion of that line during the evening commute, but I wouldn’t count on it. We see more heavy rain and thunderstorms develop and move overhead after the time above as well:
By 7-8pm we’ll see the heaviest rain work its way into Wisconsin, with just light showers and storms after that. By early morning we’re talking about either dry conditions or slight drizzle lingering:
After any drizzle or lingering light rain moves away, we’ll see a mostly cloudy day over much of Minnesota. Stay tuned!
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.